Dr Michael Ward
Mike Ward was invited to join the Resuscitation Council (UK) in 1984, becoming its Hon. Treasurer in 1990, Vice-Chair in 1994 and Chair from 1994 to 1996. From 1998 until 2003 he was Company Secretary for the Resuscitation Council’s Trading Company. Throughout he strove to increase the involvement of Resuscitation Training Officers and other non-medical personnel within the Council’s activities, which culminated in the change in its constitution to open membership to all. He was Honorary Civilian Consultant in Resuscitation to the British Army from 1996 to 2006, President of the Association of Resuscitation Training Officers from 1998 until its demise, and was made an Honorary Member of the AAGBI in 2005, having been Vice President 2002-4. He retired in 2007 after over 38 years in clinical and academic medicine, and busies himself with research for the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth, Dorset, and is active on the Oxford Jewish Heritage Committee, the Heritage Department of the AAGBI, and as a Trustee of the Thames Valley Air Ambulance.